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Hoover Digest 2008 No. 1

January 16, 2008

Dispatches from the Front

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Victor Davis Hanson visits Iraq.

January 16, 2008

Economic Strategy Is Paying Off

A call for a “surge” in jobs and prosperity in Iraq, whose rising economy has gone unheralded. By John B. Taylor.

January 16, 2008

If Iraq Fell

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Withdrawing from Iraq wouldn’t produce a happy ending—not for America, not for the world. By Josef Joffe.

January 16, 2008

Moral Paralysis

Western Europe failed to stop Germany seven decades ago. Will we fail to stop Iran today? By Thomas Sowell.

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January 16, 2008

The Proper Use of Power

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Fans and critics alike seem to believe that a new book, The Terror Presidency, presents a thoroughgoing condemnation of presidential authority. It doesn’t. By Benjamin Wittes.

January 16, 2008

The Wiretap Flap Continues

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Technology and terrorism have changed. Laws on intercepts need to change, too. By Bruce Berkowitz.

January 16, 2008

Chill Wind from 1914

How a geopolitical chain reaction could once again cause a global cataclysm. By Niall Ferguson.

January 16, 2008

Complete the Revolution

Milton Friedman wanted the government to spend taxpayers’ money just as the taxpayers themselves wished. Here’s a reform that would ensure the government did just that. By Robert Leeson.

January 16, 2008

No Child Left Alone

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A thorough education—in government intrusion. By Andrew Ferguson.

January 16, 2008

Seeds of Competitiveness

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High schoolers need the liberal arts, not just the technical ones. By Chester E. Finn Jr. and Diane Ravitch.

January 16, 2008

On the Horizon, a Climate Consensus

Why not replace the Kyoto Protocol with something that really works? What we can learn from the Montreal Protocol on ozone, by one of the diplomats who drafted it. By George P. Shultz.

January 16, 2008

Running on Empty

Why corn-based ethanol isn’t the solution. By Henry I. Miller and Colin A. Carter.

January 16, 2008

Sunscreen for Planet Earth

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The exotic solutions to global warming might just work. By Fred C. Iklé and Lowell L. Wood.

January 16, 2008

Back to the Town Hall

Why conservatives should embrace deliberative democracy. By David Davenport.

January 16, 2008

The Strategy of Campaigning

How Ronald Reagan outmaneuvered Jimmy Carter. By Kiron K. Skinner, Serhiy Kudelia, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, and Condoleezza Rice.

January 16, 2008

Golden Headache

As it does every four years, California is once again struggling to ensure that its presidential primary will matter. Good luck. By Bill Whalen.

January 16, 2008

Che Guevara, Apostle of War

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An icon of peaceful idealism? In real life, Che was an exponent of violence. By William Ratliff.

January 16, 2008

Labour's Love Lost

Why Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s political honeymoon ended almost before it began. By Gerald A. Dorfman.

January 16, 2008

Two Failures

How the kibbutz and socialism faded away together. By Gary S. Becker.

January 16, 2008

A Touch of Menace

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Vladimir Putin. We may not know what he’s thinking, but we know only too much about his methods. By Robert Service.

January 16, 2008

More Stick, Less Carrot

Why Russia won’t play nice. By Michael McFaul.

January 16, 2008

Right and Wrong in Russia

The moral and spiritual malaise of a great nation. By David Satter.

January 16, 2008

Images of Injustice

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There is frustratingly little the West can do for Burma. Burma’s neighbors, however, could do much. By Timothy Garton Ash.

January 16, 2008

Robert Barro's Greatest Hits

A pioneer of macroeconomics who is still covering new ground. By Prakash Loungani.

January 16, 2008

It All Adds Up

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Game theory is no game. The work of Bruce Bueno de Mesquita. By Michael A. M. Lerner.

January 16, 2008

The High-Wire Act of Barack Obama

Shelby Steele on a black presidential candidate—and what his campaign says about the country.

January 16, 2008

Invisible Hand in Cyberspace

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Economist Michael Boskin has a new position: adviser to an imaginary world. By Daniel Terdiman.

January 16, 2008

Gary S. Becker: Innovator and Guide

The Hoover senior fellow and groundbreaking economist is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

January 16, 2008

Well-Spoken Dictators

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wasn't the first tyrant to speak at Columbia. Arnold Beichman remembers when Hitler's ambassador showed up in 1933.

January 16, 2008

Bitter Harvest

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The great famine certainly demonstrated Stalin's cruelty, but was it genocide? By Michael Ellman.

January 16, 2008

Communism Inc.

Soviet financial document

Over time, the Soviet Communist Party became oddly businesslike. By Eugenia Belova and Valery Lazarev.

January 16, 2008

Master and Masterpiece

Boris Pasternak

Boris Pasternak's great work, Doctor Zhivago, has turned 50. The Hoover Institution shared some of its vast collection of documents and photos for an international symposium. By Leonora Soroka.